Archive for Sidewalks & Walkways

Considerations for Your New Walkway

A number of issues should be considered when choosing materials for a walkway or pathway:

Design & Style

When planning your new walkway, consider the design characteristics of your home, and choose layout, colors, and materials to complement them. For example, if you have a rustic country-style home, consider a more natural look. Symmetric lines may be better for a very formal home.

Home Materials

Look at your house’s colors: siding and trim, stucco, brickwork, etc.. The colors and textured of your walk don’t need to match them exactly, but try to select colors that complement existing structures. Earth tones are always popular, as they usually complement traditional building materials. Oneil Concrete Construction can help you choose textures and colors to match the colors of your home.

Real Estate Value

A concrete walkway made with quality materials is a good investment in your home, improving its appearance, function, and resale value. Walkways serve to make an extension of your home by making unusable places usable. Avoid the use of poorly executed gravel paths, or paver walkways which may heave and shift, thereby actually reducing the value of your home.

Budget

The budget you have set aside for your project is important when designing a new walkway, as it will determine the overall size and any special textures or colors used.

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Choosing the Right Decorative Concrete Finish

Why settle for plain and ugly concrete when there are so many ways to spruce it up?

With the development of special decorative techniques, concrete is revolutionizing home decor. Strikingly handsome concrete patios, pool surrounds, garden paths, flooring, walls, and more show off just how versatile concrete can be.

Here is a glossary explaining the most popular finishes used to create decorative concrete.

Oneil Concrete Construction can help you choose the perfect stamped and/or colored concrete project for your home!

Stamped Concrete Sidewalks

Sidewalks and walkways—whether from the street or driveway to your front porch, around the side of your home, or leading to your backyard patio—are one of the most used forms of concrete work. So, they have more potential to make (or break) a good impression.

“Interesting and intriguing walkway designs, like a winding brick or flagstone path, can be very charming,” says Front Porch Ideas. “The right material can soften the appearance of a symmetrical home or could make a Cape Cod appear more formal. Just like your front porch railings and columns, the materials you choose can also reflect personality or creativity.”

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Concrete Walkways Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

The front walkway leading to your home is the first impression for most visitors, or for prospective buyers!

Oneil Concrete Construction can help you put your best foot forward with a new concrete walkway, in a variety of colors, textures, and designs.

“Concrete is a very popular material for walkways because of its versatility,” says LandscapeNetwork, “Concrete can be colored and textured to mimic natural stone, tile, brick and more. A concrete walkway can be personalized to suit your home and your tastes. Many installers think of decorative concrete walkways as more than just a way to get from point A to B, rather they are a chance for artistic expression.”

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